Hey Wacko...I ain't no MENSA member, but I'd pay attention to the previous post!!
I reviewing this thread...hey, did someone mention "MAMBO"!!!!
One of the things that drew me into this chat place was the depth of historical perspective so many of you bring. Like Bob, one of the best experiences I ever had was meeting Hopplicher at the BSH in St. Christoph during National Academy. My dad taught with Ernie McCulluogh, who gave me my first signed "ski book" and I have been pissing off my wife collecting them ever since... I just eat this Sh*t up!
I can see the movies of Art Furrer Mamboing now!
OK, ok I'll get to the point. About 6 years ago in PSIA RM at Trainers Accred., they had all of us doing a variety of antique manuveres. A variety of stems...up stems, down stems, converging step, diverging step, parallel with pre-turn...and believe it or not, reverse shoulder intiations, and (yes) "down, up (and around) and down" We Wedeled, shortswang, speissed, vorlaged and Arlberged. We said HUP HUP HUP...just about everything but drank Gluhwein and yodeled. The hardest by far was the triple hop turns...from two footed through to outside foot only, then inside foot only (the long dormant MAMBO!) This transitioned in a single run, narrow corridor, in sets of like eight.
Point was, and is, when alot of young guns were challenged they were way locked into their predictable movement patterns and struggled to alter how their movements fired. It was also fun to ski through that technical evolution with people who didn't live it!
Hint: If you try the two foot, to outside foot, to inside foot successive short hop turns, when going from outside to inside, ya take off and land on the same foot once to transition. Goodnight Bears.<FONT size="1">
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